A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on anxiety, death, life, reputation, and weapons

The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other. A wise man, therefore, will be more anxious to deserve a fair name than to possess it, and this will teach him so to live as not to be afraid to die.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

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